The Latest Donald Trump Allegations Only Make It Harder For Him To Win
Since the leak of the now-notorious 2005 Access Hollywood tape, several women have come forward with allegations against Donald Trump, claiming the Republican presidential candidate touched and/or kissed them inappropriately and without their consent. Trump has firmly denied all the allegations, and has threatened to sue the women who have come forward after the election. With two weeks until the election, two men who say they socialized with Trump in the 1990s have alleged that Trump invited teen girls to his parties, where rich older men and models as young as 15 years old did cocaine together, according to The Daily Beast's Michael Gross. In his report, Gross noted that Trump's assistant directed his request for comment to his campaign, which did not respond.
Gross interviewed a photographer, who requested anonymity, who used to attend parties with Pierre Ouaknine, the owner of Pierre Michel hair salon, which had locations in both the Plaza and Trump Tower. According to Gross, Ouaknine "says his memories of those Plaza parties vanished after a recent surgery," and thus he did not attest to them. In addition to the photographer, Gross spoke to Andy Lucchesi, a male model who also attended the alleged raucous parties.
The parties in question were thrown while Trump owned the luxurious Plaza hotel, and both sources claimed that the bashes involved a steady flow of liquor, cocaine, rich men, and young models, and that Trump was as active in soliciting those models as many of the guests. As noted above, Trump's campaign refused to comment on these allegations.
The photographer told Gross that many of the young models were lured to Trump's parties with the promise that, "You'll meet rich guys that will help you." He described it as "networking, but on a weird and bizarre scale." Again, Trump's campaign refused to comment.
The photographer went on to allege that the girls were as young as 15 years old, and often put in potentially compromising situations. He told Gross:
They ended up in situations. There were always dramas because the men threw money and drugs at them to keep them enticed. It’s based on power and dominating girls who can’t push back and can be discarded. There’s always someone to pick them back up. Nobody wants to call home and say ‘Help me.’
While detailing the alleged going-ons atnthe parties, the photographer said Trump would "go from room to room," and indicated that the Republican presidential candidate was reportedly "getting laid like crazy." Trump's campaign has declined to comment to The Daily Beast about these allegations.
When questioned about the ages of the models, Lucchesi remained a bit vague and told The Daily Beast:
A lot of girls, 14, look 24. That’s as juicy as I can get. I never asked how old they were; I just partook. I did partake in activities that would be controversial, too.
Neither Trump nor his campaign has responded to any of the allegations put forth by Lucchesi and the photographer. While the concrete details of these parties remain vague, this story is one more headache the campaign doesn't need with 14 days to go until the election.